Yes it can. A faulty thermostat can cause overheating which will cause coolant to be pushed out of the system.
If the thermostat was not installed correctly, the housing can crack but it would leak engine coolant not oil.
Yes, it controls the coolant flow around the engine block, without coolant the engine would overheat.
If the temp gauge reads normal and the engine is not overheating, the thermostat is doing its job. The thermostat maintains the coolant temp by opening and closing allowing the coolant to flow or not to flow. When it is closed the coolant doesn't circulate.
U NEED A THERMOSTAT. THAT IS WHAT HOLDS THE COOLANT IN THE RADIATOR, SO IT CAN COOL DOWN BEFORE IT GOES BACK IN THE MOTOR.
If you look at the bottom of the thermostat you will see the spring wrapped around the valve that goes up & down to open & close the thermostat. The spring is made from heat sensitive metal and is what opens and closes the thermostat as it expands & contracts. If the thermostat is installed upside down, the spring will not be in the coolant and will not open until it gets hotter than the specified temp of the thermostat and could cause overheating problems and coolant flow issues.
The normal direction of circulation in the coolant system would push the coolant out the thermostat opening.
low coolant ,froze thermostat ,leaks in hoses ,radiator
Usually this is not the case. It looks like a bad thermostat, because no way the coolant is not getting hot, but a rusted up thermostat would not open for the coolant to circulate. If I were you I will change the thermostat first than check the water pump.
That would be the thermostat.
Blocked radiator, low on coolant, stuck thermostat, air in cooling system
Check the lower intake gasket, or the thermostat...
The engine cooling fans are not functioning, low on coolant, bad thermostat,
First check the coolant level, a coolant leak would cause a heater to stop working- assuming you mean the blower is blowing but it isn't hot. A stuck thermostat will also cause you problems with your heat.
low coolant? Bad thermostat? heater core airbound? control cable not adjusted properly?
Low coolant, stuck thermostat, failed waterpump, plugged radiator, inoperative radiator fans, etc.
Low coolant, stuck thermostat, inoperative radiator fan, failed water pump, etc.
The primary cause of a thermostat malfunction is corrosion. It prevents the thermostat from opening and closing as it normally would.
Ith low on coolant or has a sthuck closed thermostat.
A thermostat that was stuck then suddenly became unstuck might do that. If the coolant level and the rest of the cooling system seem OK, try replacing the thermostat.
Low coolant? Plugged or restricted radiator? Bad thermostat? System airbound? Water pump not circulating coolant? Defective radiator cap?
Low coolant, stuck thermostat, blown headgasket (from overheating BEFORE) or a damaged (rusted) water pump.
check the water pump
No coolant in the system, failed thermostat, failed water pump, leaky headgasket.
Could be low on coolant, a stuck open thermostat or a partially blocked heater core.